Gwyneth Olwyn is the founder of the Eating Disorder Institute. She is a patient advocate and a member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates.

Gwyneth has not dealt with an eating disorder in her personal life, her interest in the area of eating disorders came about when researching information on recovery options for patients with the condition. The Eating Disorder Institute is the result of ongoing intensive research and synthesis (since 2009) on the topic of science-based options for recovery from an eating disorder.

Gwyneth lives and works in Vancouver Canada.